The NMP Blog

In our marketing as mortgage organizations, we often get caught up in the particulars. We discuss which media is being used to communicate our messaging—whether we'll advertise on TV, in trade publications or on social media. We comb over the copy to ensure that it's compliance-friendly. We may even consider different graphic elements and spend a great deal of time on which options we think might be more eye-grabbing.

Submitted by on Fri, 2015/08/28 - 6:50pm

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. 

Submitted by on Thu, 2015/08/27 - 4:50pm

On the Aug. 17th episode of my Lykken on Lending radio show, we had the opportunity to interview Donna Peeples about how innovation can play a role in a turnaround. Today, United Guaranty is well-known as the number one mortgage company in the U.S., and I was surprised to discover that Donna was instrumental in the turnaround that eventually led them to that lofty position. So, what did Donna bring to the table that helped the company turn things around?

Submitted by on Tue, 2015/08/25 - 2:22pm

In most mortgage organizations, there is a constant tug-of-war between compliance-focused workers and production-focused workers. The financial crisis and its aftermath, with the rise of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the continued emphasis on compliance, has made this division even more pronounced. On the one hand, there is part of the organization whose purpose is to initiate loans. And, on the other hand, there is part of the organization whose purpose is to deny them.

Submitted by on Fri, 2015/08/21 - 2:53pm

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM)

Submitted by on Thu, 2015/08/20 - 4:23pm

Change is hard. The last 10 years in the mortgage industry have shown us how dramatically standards can change in a short amount of time. Unexpected regulatory and economic shifts have blindsided us, and only those of us who have been able to quickly adapt still remain in the business. We all know change is difficult, but what exactly is it about change that makes it so challenging?

Submitted by on Tue, 2015/08/18 - 2:19pm

On the Aug. 2 episode of the Lykken on Lending radio show, we had the opportunity to interview Terry Wakefield of The Wakefield Company on process improvement. Throughout the course of our discussion, we got to talking about why processes break down. One of my co-hosts, Andy Schell, brought up an interesting point. We like the idea of "touch it once" and be done but, when it comes down to it, everyone wants to touch it!

Submitted by on Fri, 2015/08/14 - 3:35pm

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM)

Submitted by on Thu, 2015/08/13 - 3:25pm

As leaders in the mortgage industry, we're always looking at the industry economic metrics to determine the decisions we make in our businesses. In order to know whether or not we should invest in new technologies, hire more people or get into new business segments, we need to understand where the market is headed. Sometimes, however, it can be confusing because we receive conflicting information from the indicators that we follow.

Submitted by on Wed, 2015/08/12 - 5:14pm

On the July 27th episode of my Lykken on Lending radio show, my co-hosts and I had the opportunity to interview Jack Nunnery, executive vice president of Texas Capital Bank, on an innovative new program he's launching in c

Submitted by on Thu, 2015/08/06 - 3:09pm

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